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Lawrence County Schools will be in session on Friday, April 13th, Graduation day unchanged...

Fletcher said this morning that Graduation is still set for Friday, May 18th.  The last day of school for students will be Monday, May 21st.  Fletcher said this morning that Graduation is still set for Friday, May 18th. The last day of school for students will be Monday, May 21st.

"Dr. Mark...

We will be sending a delegation of teachers to Frankfort to represent Lawrence County. On behalf of the staff members of our district, we sincerely thank the people of our community for their support, and we ask for continued support in days to come. We truly feel that this support is not only for us, but for all the students of Lawrence County. We also thank Senator Ray Jones, Representative Jill York, and all those that attended the rally on Wednesday evening.


To be clear, educators across the Commonwealth are not asking for “more.” When it comes to our retirement, we have asked only to keep what we were promised when we "signed on" to be educators.

Also, pay raises were never a topic for discussion during these rallies. When it comes to budgets, educators have asked state legislators to fund what we have had in the past. As it stands now, if the Governor’s budget bill veto is over-ridden, then our budgets will not include professional development (teacher training) funds, textbook funds, and would include cuts in other areas.

Also, we would have minimal increases in SEEK funding and FRYSC funding. If the Governor’s veto stands, then we potentially could lose more money in areas such as transportation, pre-school, FRYSC, etc.

In short, we are being asked to choose between bad and worse when it comes to the current budget bill and potential other options. Also, if the additional costs of classified employee retirement are not “phased-in,” then Lawrence County Schools will have to find $301,000 in our budget for 2018-2019 school year. The decisions of the Governor and some state legislators are forcing these costs to local boards of education and to the local tax payer.

Graduation is still set for Friday, May 18th. The last day of school for students will be Monday, May 21st.

Thank you for checking!

(SEE ADDITIONAL STORY FROM EDUCATORS SOON)

Robbie L. Fletcher, EdD
Superintendent, Lawrence County Schools

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+1 #11 LC 2018-04-14 21:44
The teachers at LCHS buckled. The surrounding counties were out Friday. LC soft on crime soft on teacher support. Shame. Talk's cheap. Go back to work and be quiet.
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+3 #10 Whatever... 2018-04-13 13:22
"Citizen", if they closed school and sent more teachers to Franfort, even for just one day, you would probably be the first to cry and whine about that too.
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+4 #9 Leroy 2018-04-13 12:51
Quoting QUESTION:
Why does this pension thing seem to be all about the teachers? There are plenty of other people who work for the state that are not teachers!!


The teachers are the only ones fighting. The problem is, they aren't fighting hard enough. WV showed them how to fight, but our teachers didn't learn. You've got to go #ALLIN Mr. Fletcher.
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+2 #8 mother of a student 2018-04-13 12:16
They need a work stoppage.
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-2 #7 Wow 2018-04-13 04:45
So now we have went from suppose to got out of school May 4th to May 17th to May 18th and now May 21... lol why not push to June?
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+4 #6 John Snow 2018-04-13 03:08
It isn’t just about teachers. It’s about clerical aides, police officers, social workers, firefighters, and all the rest. And they are united in this fight!
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0 #5 Gee 2018-04-13 01:27
Quoting QUESTION:
Why does this pension thing seem to be all about the teachers? There are plenty of other people who work for the state that are not teachers!!



They stand to lose more. Also, the board of education stands to lose more funding. Read what Dr. Fletcher said, it could possibly cost the taxpayers MORE.
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+4 #4 WELL 2018-04-13 00:53
Question #1
You need to stand up for yourselves, the only ones I see making any noise is the teachers!!
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+5 #3 Citizen 2018-04-12 23:08
Quoting QUESTION:
Why does this pension thing seem to be all about the teachers? There are plenty of other people who work for the state that are not teachers!!

The teachers are the only ones who have the guts to do anything.
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+4 #2 Lawrence Citizen 2018-04-12 21:23
I am 100% for the State Employees (School)(State Workers) (Fire Dept) (Police) and any other this Affects but this is Why they Will Not get anything done and just sending a few 1 day every 2 weeks will Not work Bevin is just sitting back Laughing and Making fun of all of them so You are wasting your own money Traveling back and forth 1 day every 2 weeks and Bevin is Laughing about that too. You should have had a plan before this all started but I think You are a little too late for a plan now, just sit back and put up with Bevin's bill because You will not get anything done just sitting and going 1 day every 2 weeks.
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+4 #1 QUESTION 2018-04-12 19:46
Why does this pension thing seem to be all about the teachers? There are plenty of other people who work for the state that are not teachers!!
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